Bateman Africa has contracted Hansen Transmission South Africa (HTSA) to provide it with 68 Hansen gear units for a coal-fired power station located in Mpumalanga Province.“The units are for coal and limestone conveyor drive applications at the power station – two orders for the terrace and stock yard conveyors and the third for limestone,” explains HTSA sales manager: key accounts, David Main. “The stockyard and terrace application calls for 65 Hansen gear units ranging from 30 kW to 710 kW and the limestone order specifies three off Hansen gear units ranging from 30kW to 220 kW.” All units will be supplied in accordance with standard customer specifications, which HTSA engineers are familiar with, due to the recent supply of other HTSA equipment to the power station, explains Main. “Once the units have been installed and commissioned, HTSA engineers will work through a 20 point check list with Bateman commissioning engineers from the stock yard, terrace and limestone applications to make sure that HTSA’s installation criteria are complied with.” “We received the orders for the gear units from Bateman in September 2011 with delivery in phases in accordance with the customer’s specified time lines and final delivery is planned for September 2015,” says Main.
Bateman Africa has a two year contract to maintain the plant after commissioning. HTSA’s field service team is on stand-by around the clock to assist the customer with on-site service, repairs and advice.HTSA will be responsible for training two apprentices representing the stock yard and terrace respectively. In addition to the field services, HTSA places maintenance plans that would incorporate regular machinery checks, reports, early detection of wear and tear, preventative maintenance as well as on-site repairs, at the customer’s disposal to minimise incidences of downtime, loss of production and loss of revenue.